Having heard lots about this place in the recent past and as part our final quest to find new places to eat in B'lore, Tuhi, Ganje and I headed here for dinner on a Monday night. Enter the place and the first thing that strikes you is the bright orange and yellow everywhere. Even their napkins are in these eye popping colours (KK has vowed to visit this place as they subscribe to her colour scheme). Iconic photographs adorn the place and the decor gets full marks from me. A quick mention of the loo which is extremely clean and carries this bright colour scheme forward. Even the signboards on the loo are cute.
The menu itself is quite extensive and includes fare from all over the world. They have a separate Chinese menu but we decided to give that the miss. Inspired by the table next to us, we ordered the French Fries (Rs. 50). These were a huge disappointment. The quantity was good but the fries were soggy and oily.
For the main course, I ordered the grilled bitoks (Rs.180). This was a mixed veg patty stuffed with lots of cottage cheese and drowned in a spicy red sauce which I loved. This was accompanied with lemon buttered rice and veggies. The masala in the dish satisfied my spice craving. The dish had a distinctly Mexican/Indian touch to it (which is strange, considering bitoks are originally from Russia). Ganje ordered the stuffed red and green peppers(Rs.180). This consisted four huge red and green peppers stuffed with mushrooms and cottage cheese and assorted veggies. This was served on a bed of buttered rice and with a cheesy white sauce. The dish was quite unlike anything I've had before and struck the right balance between cheese and spice. Tuhi went with roasted pork in apple sauce(Rs. 190). Having bullied her into ordering the dish, I was a little excited about its outcome. The dish was served with grilled herb potatoes. The sauce was disappointing. It didn't have any touch of apple in it. The sauce was a white sauce with some undefinable ingredient (not apple) in it. The dish itself was good and tasty but it wasn't what the menu promised.
The quantities at Cafe Y are huge and all of us ended up wasting a little bit of our dish. Undaunted by this, we ordered a blueberry cheesecake (Rs.100). Generally, I worship only at the altar of the plain cheesecake since the variants are not entirely reliable. This time, however, the risk paid of. The slice was fairly huge with a wonderful thick creamy layer and a thin cracker bed at the bottom. The blueberry on top was nice and complemented the cheesecake perfectly.
Cafe Y provides some unique dishes at affordable prices. The decor is lovely and the atmosphere laid back. I will definitely be going back here. The only problem is that it is located off Langford Road and getting an auto back is a complete pain. If you are going there for dinner then I recommend that you arrange transport in advance.
P.S.: There are no pictures for this post since my beloved camera is currently in repair (Sniff, Sniff.) If anyone knows where the Pentax service centre in Bangalore is, please do email me.
Location: 2/2, Langford Road - Eagle Street Intersection, Langford Town, Langford Road, Bangalore
Pricing: Rs. 250-300 per person